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is how sort of loaded they were with ideas that were proposed by ideas like la pierre who called for a mental health database. they provide carrots to have federal agencies do a better job providing for mental health information to go into the background system. there is a lot of lower hanging fruit in the ideas he put forward that could have bipartisan support. >> pointing out the background checks, i think the odds are according to a couple of blocks, about 75%, they see it below 50% to get the assault weapons passed of any kind. at least some movement if possible on a few of those ideas. here we are the day before the president made this announcement of what to expect with executive action and the laws he would want congress to pursue. you have this nra ad that is going after the president's daughters in an inappropriate matter. this came before the president's remarks today. >>> the president's kids more important than yours? why is he skeptical about putting armed security in our schools when his kids are protected by armed guards at their school? >> the nra said whoever thi
to terrorists, it does not extend to criminals, and it does not extend to the mentally ill. >> while wayne lapierre struck a posture less combative than previous press conferences, his views remain questionable, calling for an immediate blanket of security at schools, lapierre dismissed universal background checks, saying criminals would never submit to them. chairman leahy pressed lapierre on background checks and whether and how the nra head had changed his mind on closing gun show loopholes. >> should we have mandatory background checks at gun shows for sales of weapons? >> if you're a dealer, that's already a law. >> that's not my question, please, mr. lapierre, i'm not trying to play games here, but if you could, it would help, just answer my question. >> senator, i do not believe the way the law is working now, unfortunately, that it does any good to extend the law to private sales between hobbyists and collectors. >> so, you do not support mandatory background checks at all in instances at gun shows? >> we do not, because the fact is, the law right now is a failure the way it's working
filling in for steph with chris and jim and jacki at the l.a. bureau. we have a call from georgia featuring the lovefest of barack obama and hillary clinton. hi there patricia. you're on "the stephanie miller show." >> caller: hi, good morning. i was just calling to express how i felt the interview was a great expression of how two adversaries can come together for the common good and rise above their disagreements for the betterment of america. >> john: i agree. it was most inspiring. >> it really was. how everyone keeps saying it is an endorsement for her presidency. i don't think it was. i think it was an example for our kids. i know my 14-year-old daughter took that away that how they bitterly fought and how in the end, what they disagreed on, came together to work toward the betterment of our country and it is such a wonderful example of what real democracy should be. differing ideas coming together for the greater good. >> john: i couldn't agree more. you stated it beautifully. thank you for the call. it is interesting. i thought one of the best moments of it was hillary and
will appear on the panel several weeks after they will launch an official lobbying effort called americans for responsible solutions. their group again reminded congress last night on their facebook page that after a string of mass shootings, that congress has failed to act on guns. also taking on lapierre today will be california senator dianne feinstein who has called the nra venal and repeated her criticism yesterday. >> they have fought virtually every kind of regulation. the time has come to change course. >> but her new assault weapons ban faces long odds in the senate and though she said she believes the democratic votes are there for it, even the committee's chairman patrick leahy who voted for the 1994 version of the ban has declined to endorse it this time around. >> the assault weapon ban, did it work? we ought to ask that question. you know, i'm not looking for something that's symbolic. i'm looking for something that makes people safer. >> and then there's senate majority leader harry reid who clearly decided not to endorse it again yesterday. >> she believes in it fervently.
. and where a call for action can now be heard coming from all across america. now's the time. >> welcome back to "hardball." that was president obama in las vegas yesterday where he laid out his vision for immigration reform. the president's approach is very similar to what a bipartisan group of eight senators called for earlier this week. now the question is can something get done? will republicans in the house be willing to vote yes on a bill that includes a pathway to citizenship for millions of immigrants who are in this country illegally? that could be a hard sell. many republicans say president obama is all too happy to let the issue fester and watch as their party continues to struggle with hispanic voters. however, politico's mike allen says that doesn't pass the political smell test. quote kwb this is one of the few political mysteries that has an unambiguously correct answer. top demes tell us if president obama is going to have a big legacy accomplishment this term, it has to be immigration. so he's making an historic test of whether the campaign machinery can translate to governin
gregg is live in las vegas where the president just wrapped up his remarks. >> reporter: president obama called important quick passage of immigration reform. he was optimistic saying important first time in many years republicans and democrats seem ready to tackle this problem together. he said if congress doesn't act in a i'mly manner he will push for his own legislation. his plan outlined today provides a path to citizenship. undocumented immigrants would have to register with the practical government, pay pines and taxes, and undergo background checks. but first, increased border security would have to be proven before any reforms take effect. >> thank you. the reason i came here today is because of a challenge where the differences are dwindling. where broad consensus is emerging. and where a call for action can now be heard coming from all across america. i'm here today because the time has come for common sense, comprehensive immigration reform. >> reporter: his plan is just a framework and passage of any legislation is not a given. however, this is seen as an important step on th
, or call 855-878-4biz. >>> developing now, president obama about to arrive in las vegas where he's expected to embrace the senate's bipartisan principles on immigration reform. the president will head to high school right outside the city described as a large latino population at the school. the president is scheduled to speak in about half an hour. we'll bring you the remarks. meantime, nbc news first read team notes that this is an important test for senator rubio. he spent several days selling comprehensive immigration to conservatives and it may be a tough one. here's more of what senator rubio had to say within the past hour with rush limbaugh. >> so i know this is a tough issue. i do. i know why people are uncomfortable about it. it doesn't feel right in some instances to allow people undocumented and to stay here and this is a tough issue to work through. i know the president takes us in a direction i would not be comfortable with and i'm trying to do the best i can with what's already a tough situation. >> joining me now, nbc news senior political editor mark murray. mark, you and y
is now. >> woodruff: the campaign-style event at a las vegas high school came a day after a bipartisan group of eight u.s. senators put forward their own plan. it calls for creating a path to legal citizenship for the 11 million undocumented people now estimated to be living in the u.s implementing that policy would be contingent on securing the southern border. seven years ago then senator obama the joined a similar effort >> if the compromise that's been discussed and has the agreement of those who were in this room, if that ends up being the bill that is signed into law, it's a win-win for everybody >> woodruff: today president obama praised the new senate effort. he said the path to citizenship must be clear from the start and not just be tied to border security. >> we have to lay out a path, a process that includes passing a background check, paying taxes, paying a penalty, learning english, and then going to the back of the line behind all the folks who are trying to come here legally. that's only fair. right? so that means it won't be a quick process but it will be a fair proces
americans. >> that's positive. let's look at what he had to say. he came out for what he calls comprehensive immigration reform. it was at a speech in las vegas. he said the bipartisan plan put forward by eight senators was in line with the principles he's for which is very interesting. bipartisan approach. let's listen. here he is. >> but the principles are pretty straightforward. first, i believe we need to stay focused on enforcement. that means continuing to strengthen security at our borders. it means cracking down more forcefully on businesses that knowingly hire undocumented workers. we need to implement a national system that allows businesses to quickly and accurately verify someone's employment status. second, we have to deal with the 11 million individuals who are here illegally. we all agree that these men and women should have to earn their way to citizenship. but for comprehensive immigration reform to work, it must be clear from the outset that there is a pathway to citizenship. >> okay. your strength is in politics. went to a largely hispanic high school in las vegas -- >> yo
and questions over knee calls to mandate universal background checks. william la jeunesse on that story live in l.a. now. william, good morning, what do you have? >> bill it seems to be the one thing that lawmakers a pier t appear to agree on. guns for the deraged is a patchwork of records that the government has treated not with try or the. and it begins with this application to buy a firearm. it is the first line of defense against gun crime, the background check. >> this is to make sure that you don't have any -- anything prohibiting in your past that would keep you from owning a firearm. >> reporter: fell ons, fugitives, domestic abusers, drug ears, the mentally ill, illegal aliens among others cannot buy a gun. >> you are going to wait ten days to put you through a background check. >> reporter: all states require f.b.i. background checks on weapons sold as gun stores. some include gun show sales for most weapons. the majority do not. a loophole some lawmakers hope to close. >> background checks for all firearm sales, not just by licensed dealers, but also at gun shows, private sales. >
. >> it wouldn't be a quick process, but will be a fair process. >> the so-called embrace of immigration reform, but not so fast. >> why are we doing this? the president is in las vegas today. >> back in las vegas. >> he imposes enforcement. >> i believe we need to stay focused on enforcement. >> democrats are not interested in border security. >> that means to continue to strengthen the border security. members of the parties are working on a solution. >> where is the common ground? i don't see it. >> the path to citizenship is a long and arduous one. >> we have to enact a comprehensive immigration reform. >> we are committed to a comprehensive approach. >> i think we're all out there alone folks. >> the question is now simple. do we have the resolve? i believe that we do. i believe that we do. >> president obama went to a high school today in what used to be mexico, las vegas, nevada, to urge congress to overhaul the immigration system. >> today i'm laying out my ideas for immigration reform. and my hope is that this provides some key markers to members of congress as they craft a bill. becau
to these weapons. my view is, everybody is entitled to be safe. >> reporter: she called the nra veen nal but insists it's not personal with lapierre. >> he wants one thing, i want an entirely different thing. he's there for gun people, to allow them to have these guns regardless. they are fought virtually every kind of regulation. the time has come to change course. >> reporter: and when it comes to legislation, feinstein isn't only going to have to convince republicans. one of the interesting dynamics on this committee that is holding this hearing tomorrow is that the democratic chairman, wolf, pat leahy, is a supporter of gun rights. feinstein is concerned that the witness list is too skewed towards proponents of gun owners. >> so what you're saying is little dispute going on between dianne feinstein and patrick leahy, they are both democrats and on the liberal side of the democratic party but when it comes to gun rights, they disagree? >> reporter: that's right. they do disagree. i tried to interview patrick leahy. he said to watch the hearing tomorrow. he's known as la liberal but on
thing here. when you have wayne la pierre and david keene saying these crazy things, it compromises the negotiating position of people who do have an argument against certain restrictions. >> do you agree with that, meagan? >> i think there's a great theory called the baptist and -- where you have on the one hand the bootleggers love prohibition because it's great for business, and the baptists like prohibition because they're idealogically against it. >> it's great for your business. >> for the nra, look, this is how they fundraise. i guarantee that letter brought money pouring in. if you have seen what has happened to the gun market since newtown, you can't get high capacity magazines for love or money. i have not tested this personally, but i hear. guns are flying off the shelves. it's true that they don't do themselves a lot of good with the american public. >> maybe with their own party. that's -- business is different -- i mean, if you are listening to glen's point, and i only sort of listen to every other word, but the notion is they have to bargain over this. >> it's good fo
brown filling in for jenna lee. jon: i'm jon scott. president obama on his way to las vegas where he will try to rally support for the plan while setting out proposals of his own. the bipartisan plan unveiled yesterday calls for a path to citizenship and immigration overhaul, employment verification and worker programs. let's talk about it with bob cusack, the managing editor of "the hill." a lot of people might be confused by the fact that senators came out with one plan yesterday, the president comes out with a plan today. what's the political gamesmanship, i guess, that's going on here, bob? >> well, you have a lot of senators who want to have a hand in this, and so whether it's the judiciary committee chairman, patrick leahy, who's not part of this group, senator marco rubio who might run for president in 2016, there is, i mean, this is a senate development, but we've got a long way to go. it's got to get through the senate, it's going to be a slew of amendments, maybe 100 amendments on the senate floor, and then they've got to merge these bills. and remember, in 2007 president g
on "happening now." president unveiling what he calls a $500 million package to launch the most sweeping effort to combat gun violence in the u.s. in nearly 20 years. william la jeunesse has some of the ins and outs at the heart of this heated debate. that's next. jon: as you heard at the top of the hour the president proposes renewing the ban on assault weapons in the united states. the ban covers more than 20 specific types and would outlaw any weapon with more than one military characteristic. what does that mean? william la have. >> necessary with more from los angeles for us. william. >> reporter: jon, explains why many critics say this proposed ban eliminates weapons what they look like, not because they have a record as prolific crime gun. this gun at the top is legal. the customized one below with accessories is not under the new assault weapons ban. they're the same gun. they shoot one weapon at a time. some say the term assault weapon something misleading. >> number one myth has to be they're machine guns. they're not machine guns. these are semiauto. meaning, i pull the trigger one t
people their bizarre interpretations of sri lanka with amputations -- in interpretations of share real la -- sharia law with amputations and they destroyed monuments in timbuktu and and more. and their so-called the high against the world, to train fighters how to do that. those are their objectives. as far as what the french are bringing to the fight, i think this intervention, however necessary, the french were not able to bring to bear the forced that perhaps their grandfathers' would have under the same circumstances. the required health from great britain and canada and ultimately the united states for airlift, refueling help from the danes, now the u.s. will help to fuel the airplanes. certainly there's european investment that is telling appeared that will be the real question. having retaken timbuktu and ultimately two other towns, how the french and african countries are even more poorly resourceful. the topography is a little different from the analogy you mentioned, but there will be a garrison surrounded by a vast expanse which is controlled by the enemy. that will be really t
back and let the gun organizations call public policy. even when those gun organizations are your friends, and that is right, senator, we saw you in 2010, buddying up to the nra leader wayne la pierre opening up a gun park in nevada and we saw you fire a few shots to open up the occasion, and you have been so supportive of them, they have awarded you a b-grade on the supportive report card and la pierre championed you as a supporter of the second amendment, and we get it. but right now your country needs you to be a champion of the cause, and because right now at this moment, we want history to record that harry reid took a stand when the people were willing and ready to follow, harry reid led. sincerely, melissa. i didn't always watch out for myself. with unitedhealthcare, i get personalized information and rewards for addressing my health risks. but she's still going to give me a heart attack. that's health in numbers. unitedhealthcare. sven gets great rewards for his small business! how does this thing work? oh, i like it! [ garth ] sven's small business earns 2% cash back on e
in las vegas yesterday outlining his proposals on immigration reform which really track pretty closely what the gang of 8, so-called for democratic senators and four republican senators announced the day before. so where is all of this going? we have somebody here who has got as good insight as anybody. meredith shiner covers congress for roll call. you were talking about how tough a road it is for legislation okay gun violence. >> uh-huh. >> a little easier for immigration reform? >> maybe. >> maybe? >> i hate to be cynical on this but show me the last bill that a gang of senators has been able to write. like until this group of 8 finds legislative language, in my mind, all they really agree to is to hold a conference about how they would like to find. >> principles. >> there is some will on the republican party to do this. and i had a source tell me. i don't know if i buy this theory but we will see if it bears fruit but a lot of republicans would like to, to see marco rubio run in 2016 and they feel like getting behind him will help on that effort. wh
of the mass murder of 26 people including 20 children. some people are calling for the building to be demolished. >> japan airlines saying a grounded boeing 787 dreamliner undergoing testing in tokyo is leaking fuel after a fuel leak at a boston airport last week. >> in las vegas the company that owns "the palms" says it will pay $1 million in fines. why? it seems employees were caught providing customers with prostitutes and drugs. >> the united states is out of the top ten when it comes to the happiest countries. last year we were number ten. this year we have slipped to 12. are we just feeling low? we have former chief economist for the united states international trade commission. hello, peter. it is the first time, how does we slip? what did we do wrong? >> welcome buckley said socialism is a system that makes us all equally miserable. welcome to the america of obama. 25-year-old children living with parents, elderly begging for groceries because they cannot afford their own retirement. i am not surprised. things have not been going well the last five years. >> let's pull u
as the senate legislation that passed overwhelming last night to avert that so-called fiscal cliff. let's get the latest on where the republicans are moving right now. joining us, a republican congressman from ohio, steve latourette is joining us. congressman, thanks very much for coming in. >> good to see you. >> i know you've been catching closely what's going to happen. what's your sense? where are we going in the next few hours. >> the house will go into session in the next 15 minutes to vote on a serious of very important matters, naming post offices all across the country. but we will use that time, the whip will use that time to find out where the conference is and a couple of different proposals. dana's reporting is right on the money. she has the proposals identified, and then at that moment in time, the leadership will make a decision as to which version to put on the floor later this evening. one that would have some spending cuts and the other would be just an up or down vote on the senate-passed package. >> if there's just an up or down vote on what the senate passed last night,
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